Winnipeg police safely detonate “volatile substance” at UManitoba


Late last week, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Bomb Unit safely disposed of a “volatile substance” found at the University of Manitoba. A UManitoba spokesperson told CTV that a “small amount of chemical in a potentially unstable form was discovered in a storage room” in the Parker building on the Fort Garry Campus. Once discovered, the Bomb Unit was deployed to detonate the material; nearby residents were warned beforehand that the procedure might cause an explosion-like sound. No criminal investigation will take place pertaining to the material. The UManitoba spokesperson further added that the university will review its chemical storage protocols and ensure all appropriate practices are in place.

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